Christmas 1/St Stephen
1 Samuel 2: 18–20, 26; Ps 148; Colossians 3: 12–17; Luke 2: 41–52
Almighty God, who wonderfully created us in your own image and yet more
wonderfully restored us through your Son Jesus Christ: Grant that, as he came to
share in our humanity, so we may share the life of his divinity; who is alive and
reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.